years ago, maybe three, two, three years ago. i left the party two years ago and became an independent. and i did so because of the fact that, you know, on all of those issues it just wasn't comfortable for me to be there anymore. i mean, you know, everybody has the right to be a member of whatever party they want and i respect that. but, you know, for me as a live and let live kind of guy, as somebody who wants to be tolerant, who wants to be kind, who wants to be compassionate, you know, the leadership of the republican party today doesn't seem to embrace that kind of view, and so it became uncomfortable to me. the values that my mother and father raised me and my three sisters with were to do undo others, be good to other people, reach out to them. you know, we're all in this together, you're not on your own. those kind of things really matter. >> i love all that. >> i think they matter to the american people. >> i have to warn you, governor, as someone of the center left who has experienced this, there is a blue plate special aspect to both political parties. where you have to buy into everything. for example, you have to be against vouchers now.